Once you’ve followed the 5 steps from the free Flexible Work Fast Approval Guide, do this proposal preparation exercise specific to telecommuting: Redesign your job to work from home.
“How will your job get done working from home?”
That’s the king-sized question on your manager’s mind which you must address when crafting your telework proposal.
Complete the exercise below to craft your answer.
How to Redesign Your Job to Work from Home
Step 1. List the various work functions of your current position. Use your job description and keep a work log to aid you in this step.
Step 2. Carefully think through the specifics of each job function. Then label each function with the letter corresponding to the selections below.
A: This function must be performed at the main office or other employer setting
B: This function can be done at my home office or other remote location (Ask yourself: which parts of my job are portable?)
C: This function can be done at either location or “blended” to be done at both
Step 3. Insert your results under the corresponding headings in the Telecommuting Proposal Package template section labeled B. Job Responsibilities, as follows:
B. Job Responsibilities
Under the proposed arrangement, all aspects of my position are maintained. Below I’ve listed my main job responsibilities and tasks with explanations on how each one will be handled within a telecommuting environment.
[List the job functions under letter A]
[List the job functions under letter B]
EITHER OFFICE (optional)
[List the job functions under letter C]
Then continue filling in the blanks of the other sections of the proposal template, that is, Work Schedule, Communication, Collaboration, Physical Set-up, Employer Benefits, and Evaluation, as detailed inside the Telecommuting Proposal Package.
Use Rich Descriptions to Showcase Your Role
When completing your job functions list, don’t skimp on the details. Why?
Because this section of your proposal also serves as a showcase of your responsibilities and accomplishments.
That’s crucial as it reminds your manager and others who might review your proposal how you’re contributing to the organization.
When you use rich, job-specific descriptions related to your role to highlight your contributions, you position yourself favorably. That, in turn, favorably influences their decision about your request to telecommute.
Why Not You?
Millions of other professionals are telecommuting, working remotely part of each week. Why not you? Start by redesigning your job to do parts of it from home (or anywhere else).
The Fastest Way to Get Telecommuting Approved
Like thousands of professionals before, simply fill in the blanks of the Telecommuting Proposal Package template to customize your request to work from home.
“My boss was very impressed and approved it almost immediately even though telecommuting has not been done in this office before. I am so excited…” Tracy Ayotte, IS Administrator, CORE Research, Geneva, FL